Birmingham based art organisation, EC-Arts, is back with its latest project aimed at challenging the perceptions of built up spaces by turning the everyday into the extraordinary. 48Sheet will seek to redefine the notion of advertising throughout Birmingham’s bustling landscape, by turning its plethora of billboards into urban canvas’s, allowing numerous world renown artists to challenge the theme of ‘cultural curiosity.’ Continue reading
In April 2012 48SHEET will launch utilising 100 billboards across Birmingham to exhibit international, national and regional artists work within a unique urban exhibition. Before then, and leading up to the launch, a set of events and collaborations are taking place.
Happening this weekend is ‘Collage Party and artist talk by Elizabeth Rowe‘, 12-4pm, Saturday 12th November 2011, Unit B, Park Street, Digbeth (opposite Selfridges).
Turn up. Tune in. Cut out. Collage Party invites you to cut up and stick down. Collage Party is about having conversations while you are making.
Materials are provided. DJ-ing is provided. Bring your own refreshments.
Excited to hear that there is a new creative space to add to Birmingham’s already diverse cultural landscape. The Studio, Digbeth is located next door to the wonderful young people’s charity Fairbridge. The charity supports and works with de-motivated young people aged between 13 and 25 providing them with skills and opportunities to change their lives for the better. Continue reading
48 Sheet Project
48 Sheet Route
2nd – 14th September
48 Sheet, alluding to the size of a traditional outdoor billboard, is a new experimental pilot project using four billboard spaces for advertisements as a blank canvas for artists. The aim of the project is to explore what can happen when artists are given the fantastic opportunity to express their artistic perspectives via a settings that’s usually dominated by adverts. The 4 lucky and talented artists participating in this project are Harry Blackett and Robin Kirkham, Lucy Mclauchlan, Ian Richards and Elizabeth Rowe. Continue reading